IRAEA supports a wide-array of research projects focused on the impact of regulation on policy on societal well-being, including providing funding and support for Research Fellowships, Research Grants, Visiting Scholars, Graduate Research Assistantships, and Undergraduate Research Scholarships. Research supported by the Initiative is expected to provide objective and unbiased analyses of the tradeoffs associated with regulation and policy. Researchers supported by the Initiative are expected to submit their research to high-quality, peer-reviewed academic journals, and to make their data, methods, and conclusions publicly available.  

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Faculty Funding Opportunities


IRAEA Undergraduate Research Scholarship Opportunities


Research Project Description

This project will support data-gathering efforts in support of an overarching research program aimed at investigating the impacts of policy and regulation on the health and well-being of young peope with physical and mental disorders.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Wendy Stock, Agricultural Economics and Economics

Student Duties

Department of Education Office of Special Education programs reports from scanned .pdf files to .xlsx files.

Minimum Requirements

Experience using Microsoft Excel, extreme attention to detail.

Research Project Description

Using variation in federal policies establishing unemployment benefit duration we estimate the effect of sudden changes in benefit duration on domestic violence. 

Principal Investigator

Dr. Isaac Swensen, Agricultural Economics and Economics

Student Duties

A student RA is needed to assist in compiling literature reviews, documenting the institutional background, and organizing the data.


The deadline for 2019 Fall Semester & Academic Year proposals is Oct. 1, 2019 at 5 p.m.  

FACULTY: Post an Undergraduate Research Project opportunity